ABOUT US

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With us you get more than just movement improvement. You get a lifestyle. A lifestyle that helps you stay fit and well balanced.

Our philosophy is to enable you to continue running, uninterrupted by injury, by doing the right things and teaching you how to achieve this when you’re not running too.

We are supporting a lifestyle.

We are building healthy, sustainable patterns to keep you moving long term

Walking and running helps us connect with nature, allows us time to think, to contemplate or simply to feel free and find ourselves.

Our mission is to keep you feeling really good and improve not just your running, but your life.

MEET THE TEAM

Improve My Running was started by Matt Holland. With 25 years’ experience competing, from steeplechase on the track to marathons and Ironman, Matt has the knowledge to succeed and understand how it feels to train at a high level.

Matt has represented Great Britain in triathlon, but his passion has always been running.

He is a qualified sports therapist and master coach of The Running School, mentored by Mike Antoniades founder/director of The Running School. He is a Dynamic Movement Skills coach, an advanced sports and remedial massage therapist and is a fully qualified fitness and conditioning coach.

Matt is involved with UK Athletics, has lectured privately and in higher education and is also a qualified triathlon coach. Alongside this he has also written articles for national running magazines and had articles published relating to treatment of running injuries.

By combining all of these skills, he can offer a complete service to get you running faster, with better economy, improved technique and greater performance.

Matt has spent the last 18 years running a successful fitness and sports conditioning business in Edinburgh and the Borders, working not only with athletes and sportspersons, but also in movement, fitness and rehabilitation of people returning from injury and post-operative care.

He has coached hundreds of runners for 10k, marathons and ultra races with a special interest in going long!

Matt Holland
Matt Holland
Elaine Ormand
Elaine Ormand

Elaine is a keen road and trail runner, competing in races from 5km to ultras.

She is involved in starting and supporting new parkruns, helping to get people out and running. She is also very active in for her local running club. Elaine lives running. She is passionate about the sport, and understands the positive effect it has on our lives.

Having been injured previously, and learned to improve her technique though better biomechanics, Elaine has experience to understand the importance of good movement patterns for others.

Elaine is a qualified jogleader, fitness instructor and she is training towards certification as a running technique specialist.

Having first came to running when triathlon training, Aisling was drawn to the simplicity and joy of running. After racing various duathlon and triathlon events, from sprint to Half Ironman distance and everything in between, she made the transition to full time runner when injury took her shoulder out of action. Scotland’s beauty and the vast choice of hills and trails brought her to Edinburgh from Belfast in 2015.  Since then, she has been training for longer trail marathon and ultra marathon events, and most recently competed in the Glentress Marathon and 53 mile Highland Fling.

Aisling’s love of running is surpassed only by her enthusiasm for helping others to discover and nurture theirs. Having been injured and forced to take time away from sport, she understands not only the impact that this can have, but the importance of finding your way back to the activities that drive your passion, as well as finding new ones.

Aisling is a qualified fitness instructor, and is currently working towards certification as a running technique specialist.

Aisling Bio